Installing a Ground Source Heat Pump: What To Expect

Installing a ground source heat pump ground array in slinkie trenches
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Installing a ground source heat pump isn't a quick and easy job. It requires digging equipment to lay the ground array and in the case of borehole ground source heat pumps even specialist drilling machinery. 

However, while the disruption and expense of installation may be a hurdle to overcome, the benefits of ground source heat pumps are worth the hassle for the right homes. They are efficient, reliable and will help greatly reduce your home's carbon footprint. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.